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Global Backpackers Central

9b Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #62 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed not so long ago. Ideal location and clean kitchen and bathroom. The room was a little on the small side and had no windows which was disappointing and slightly claustrophobic but was clean and comfortable and manageable for the 6 nights we stayed. The main problem is to do with the cutlery, as each time you wanted to cook... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel agency booked me here because it was close to restaurants and the marina. And it's a well known spot so getting picked up and dropped off for tours isn't a problem. And that is true, it's 10 minutes to the Marina to head out for reef tours, which is nice. But that's about it. The hostel smells like BO... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a private room, with only one pillow... Room smelled horribly damp, aircon was hilariously pathetic, and the mattress was soaked. Girl at reception was trying her hardest but seemed to have a real lack of training in the running of the place. Ridiculously cheap, but ridiculously bad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

this place is cool, great facilities, great pool, aiconditioned room, clean, close to everything you want, the bars, cafes, restaurants, couple minutes to the lagoon on the esplanade, hooked up with some great bars, meal and drink coupon for PJ O'Briens, the Irish pubs, we went in Melbourne, and Sydney too, great spots, and Cairns, is a bit different, much... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I check in to central at 13/01, and I found out my sleeping bag was missing at 20/01 when I go back at evening, I am the last person go out that day and none of my roommates have seen my sleeping bag. I go to ask for help at reception, but the staff just being unhelpful and do nothing.... More 

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Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi Kevin, Thanks for providing feedback. We have been in contact with you regarding your sleeping bag and I understand that this has been posted out to you and is back in your possession. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. We do not allow sleeping bags in the hostels as they can carry insects that we don't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Firstly we check in on time we are booked for a double room. We get the key walk into a room with three single beds.. So back down stairs.. Simple mistake. We are handed another key for a double room but someone is in this room..back down stairs again.. No apology just a "it's a really busy time of year... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

This hostel has it's pros and cons and for $18 a night I didn't expect much.. Reception staff were lovely and really helpful, $7 meal deal thing is good. Pricey wifi but that's in most places in Aus. The rooms are okay. Not very big but we had aircon and trust me, you NEED this!!! There is NO air con... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Spent New Years Eve here with friends, staff very friendly and make you feel so welcome, hostel was spotless clean and you cant beat the location, had lunch on New Years Day and food nearby, very good standard and good value for money, accommodation at very reasonable prices. Loved it! Your in capable and safe hands.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Perfectly located in the heart of Cairns, Global Backpackers Central is within 2 minute walking distance of everything you'd want/ need in Cairns. It also offers very friendly and accommodating staff, clean room and facilities, and a secure feeling. What impressed me most was that although the hostel is in an ideal location for going out at night, the hostel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stayed in two different rooms in global - one an 8 bed dorm which had good a/c but the mattress was so uncomfortable and I got an awful nights sleep. The other room had great beds but was was like a prison cell- very small and stuffy. Bathrooms were clean as was the kitchen but every time you wanted... More 

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